Sheerness RNLI lifeboat called out to possible incident on the Sheppey Crossing

Lifeboats News Release

Following a report that a person had possibly jumped from the Sheppey Crossing the emergency services were alerted to carry out a search of the area

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat were called at 11.33pm on Monday 23 May to reports that a person had possibly jumped from the bridge.

The lifeboat was on the scene at 11.45pm and, along with a team from the Sheppey Coastguard and the Coastguard rescue helicopter from Lydd, commenced a search of the area in and around the crossing.

All units were stood down at 12.07 am after it was reported that the person had been found safe and well on Sheppey and detained by Kent Police.

The lifeboat was back on station at 12.40am

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